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Meaning of reputation

rep•u•ta•tion

Pronunciation: (rep"yu-tā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. the estimation in which a person or thing is held, esp. by the community or the public generally; repute: a man of good reputation.
  2. favorable repute; good name: to ruin one's reputation by misconduct.
  3. a favorable and publicly recognized name or standing for merit, achievement, reliability, etc.: to build up a reputation.
  4. the estimation or name of being, having, having done, etc., something specified: He has the reputation of being a shrewd businessman.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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